Narcissism, in its varied and often subtle forms, is so prevalent, it can go unnoticed. And we can even give it a pass or enable it. That is, of course, until the worst manifestations of it drag us to unbearable depths.
Pathological pride happens when our hearts are so full of our egoic selves that there isn’t any room left for the Source.
Healthy boundaries are essential for protecting our hearts. But an overly defended or hardened heart finds true intimacy difficult.
Empowering attitudes are ways of looking at life and the world that are both freeing and confidence building.
Character growth is a process. And when two relationship partners grow in character at different rates, problems easily arise.
Narcissistic infatuation is a unique kind of relationship captivation that can eventually lead to addiction – addiction to a person.
Likeability is a highly attractive personality trait. But just being likeable doesn’t make a person a decent character.
To become empowered partners in abusive relationships have to see through their manipulator’s tactics, knowing in their heart how to distinguish a victim from a victimizer.
Blaming others is not unconscious defense. It’s a conscious tactic to throw you on the defensive while refusing to internalize a behavioral norm.
Many folks enjoy a healthy and sometimes rewarding or even fulfilling relationship with work. But for disturbed characters work is more than literally a four-letter word, especially when it benefits someone or something else.